Fans of Netflix's horror anthology series will be more than a little disappointed at the news.
Mike Flanagan, who adapted Shirley Jackson's gothic horror novel for his first entry in the series, was praised for bringing a worthy horror title to our screens in 2018. The latter 2020 entry, based on Henry James' 'The Turning of the Screw' was less thrilling but delivered a captivating story none the less.
The series creator tweeted the news of his future plans, responding to a fan's tweet. While it's not a flat-out "no", the creator and director said there are other projects in development that are taking precedence. He said: "At the moment there are no plans for more chapters.
"Never say never, of course, but right now we are focused on a full slate of other [Intrepid Pictures] projects for 2021 and beyond. If things change we will absolutely let everyone know!"
At the moment there are no plans for more chapters. Never say never, of course, but right now we are focused on a full slate of other @intrepid projects for 2021 and beyond. If things change we will absolutely let everyone know! https://t.co/WkkSwsnFlm
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) December 23, 2020
However, it's not all bad news, as Flanagan has another Netflix series on the way. Filmed during 2020, and managing to shoot without any COVID-19 interruptions, 'Midnight Mass' will be the creator's next project with the streaming giant.
The new series is an original creation from Flanagan, with the story taking place within an isolated community. The arrival of a young priest sets off a chain reaction of many strange and mysterious phenomenon occurring within the commune.
The series is expected in late 2021 and stars Zach Gilford ('Good Girls', Hamish Linklater ('The Big Short'), Kate Siegel (from 'The Haunting of...' series), Annabeth Gish ('Mystic Pizza'), and Rahul Kohli ('iZombie').